Japan Plans for Supertall Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041 www.archdaily.com

Timber tower construction is the current obsession of architects, with new projects claiming to be the world’s next tallest popping up all over the globe. But this latest proposal from Japanese com...

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Discovery: 5 Japanese Science Fiction Authors blog.gaijinpot.com

When people think about Japanese science fiction, thoughts tend to swing towards manga, anime and live action movies. Gundam, Atom Boy and Battle Royale are all high on international SF-awareness r...

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The Japanese phrase that led fashion designer Chitose Abe from obscurity to fame work.qz.com

Japanese designer Chitose Abe creates clothes that are inherently cool, wholly original, but also extremely practical.

Abe founded the fashion label Sacai—a variation on her maiden name, Sakai—in 1...

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Yoshitomo Nara "Drawings: 1988~2018 Last 30 Years" @ Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo www.juxtapoz.com

One of the most famed and iconic artists from Japan, Yoshitomo Nara just opened a new solo show of older works, "Drawings : 1988~2018 Last 30 years" at Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tok...

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Illumination www3.nhk.or.jp

An annual lighting up the famous Zenkoji temple began on Wednesday evening in Nagano, central Japan.

The event commemorates the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.

The temple's main building was lit up...

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Japanese Plumber Creates Handmade Waterfall of Ice in His Backyard www.spoon-tamago.com

For the past 7 years, Toru Matsui, a plumber who lives in the mountainous Inabucho town of Aichi prefecture, has taken on an ambitious annual art project. Each winter, as temperatures fall and tour...

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8-Bit Mini Puppy by Shinji Murakami www.spoon-tamago.com

Inspired by the ancient yet versatile 8-bit technology, NY-based Japanese artist Shinji Murakami has been creating works that harken back to the original Dragon Quest, Zelda and other video games o...

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'Ultra-technologists' to open digital-only museum in Tokyo edition.cnn.com

There are plenty of unusual museums in the world -- museums for sex, museums for ice cream, museums for hair. But they all rely on a tried-and-tested formula: presenting (mostly) inanimate objects ...

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Escape Games at Tokyo Mystery Circus tokyocheapo.com

Originating in Japan, real-life escape games have grown in popularity in the recent decade, and they’re just as exciting as they sound.

As the name implies, the objective is often to escape somethi...

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The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine work.qz.com

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovere...

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